Held

 A song came on the radio that got my attention.  After hearing it, I looked it up online.  It’s not new, just new to me.  I’ve cried every time I listen or see it on youtube.  It is simply called “Held” by Natalie Grant.  We are promised no more than we can bear; we are promised that we will not be left alone; we are promised a way of escape from sin; we are promised never to be left alone.  But truthfully, sometimes my earthy, limited understanding causes me to question.  I am supposing that faith in the truth of God and his promises is the very lifeline to seeing his hand in these troubled times.   Knowing that God even has me on the radar at all is most astonishing.  To think that He holds me is almost too much for my mind to comprehend.  The lyrics of the song you need to go listen to are as follows:

Two months is too little.
They let him go.
They had no sudden healing.
To think that providence would
Take a child from his mother while she prays
Is appalling.

Who told us we’d be rescued?
What has changed and why should we be saved from nightmares?
We’re asking why this happens
To us who have died to live?
It’s unfair.

Chorus:
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

This hand is bitterness.
We want to taste it, let the hatred numb our sorrow.
The wise hands opens slowly to lillys of the valley and tomorrow.

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

Bridge:
If hope is born of suffering.
If this is only the beginning.
Can we not wait for one hour watching for our Savior?

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

If you can watch on youtube, you should.  Take a moment to relish in the knowledge that the God of heaven holds us.

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